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Rhythmic Circus – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

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Rhythmic Circus bursts onto the TCA stage with an effervescent troupe of artists, musicians, and outrageously talented dancers. “Heatbox,” the human beatbox, joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp as this dancing circus blows audiences away with their rapid fire moves and high energy fun.

This homegrown hoofers from Minneapolis will take the stage at Tempe Center for the Arts with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass sound in Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Three guys and a gal combine rapid-fire tap talent with the genre-hopping styling and original lyrics of a seven-piece band with a funky Minneapolis sound. Add vocal percussionist Aaron “Heatbox” Heaton, the human beatbox, and it’s easy to see why the this troupe was a winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award. From an a cappella singing and tap number to a percussive chair routine (think STOMP) to the new stripped down acoustic number titled “Timeless,” Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! is a genre-hopping hour-and-a-half of rock, blues and soul. Brilliant staging and integrated choreography is most evident in “Circus,” a crowd-pleaser in which the dancers, decked out in colorful marching band attire, join the musicians in an intense, fast-paced number that features a tuba solo, original vocal lines and tap breakdowns.

Rhythmic Circus is a troupe of internationally renowned artists. Since their early start 10 years ago at a small theatre in northeast Minneapolis, they have grown into an international sensation touring to over 300 cities worldwide including a six-week tour throughout China, an eighteen-city tour in the Netherlands and multiple trips to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's largest art festival. Although the company’s official inception was in 2007, the troupe’s core members have been choreographing and performing together since 2000. No stranger to the spotlight, they were featured on Twin City Public Television’s MN Original, performed a week long engagement at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., an extended off-Broadway run at New York City’s premier nonprofit performing arts theater – New Victory Theater, and appeared on the American reality television series America's Got Talent. In 2016, met with sold-out engagements and rave reviews, Rhythmic Circus produced and toured a new holiday production titled Red and Green. No matter which production they are performing, the company’s repute goes well beyond the sum of the dancer’s talents; themed pieces include costume changes and musical segues that highlight the funky styling of a seven-piece band. With their combined and highly integrated talents, the dancers and musicians are known for leaving audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.